Queen of Stone (Thorn of Breland Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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In the land of monsters, you'll want her by your side.

Nyrielle Tam--better known by her code name, Thorn--is a Dark Lantern sent undercover to a summit in the monstrous kingdom of Droaam. The beasts of Droaam have organized and want recognition from the kingdoms of Khorvaire. Breland attends to gauge its neighbors' reaction to the new state's demands of equality . . . and to take the opportunity to recover something long ago stolen by the ...
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Queen of Stone (Thorn of Breland Series #1)

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Overview

In the land of monsters, you'll want her by your side.

Nyrielle Tam--better known by her code name, Thorn--is a Dark Lantern sent undercover to a summit in the monstrous kingdom of Droaam. The beasts of Droaam have organized and want recognition from the kingdoms of Khorvaire. Breland attends to gauge its neighbors' reaction to the new state's demands of equality . . . and to take the opportunity to recover something long ago stolen by the mysterious Sheshka, Queen of the Medusas. It's up to Thorn to accomplish both, while keeping her King and Country out of war.

The creator of the world of Eberron returns with a series that shows off Eberron's cross-genre capabilities--all the smarts and action of a spy thriller, with the magic and depth of world only fantasy can create. There's something here for every fan!


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786956500
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Series: Thorn of Breland
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 313,061
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Keith Baker discovered Dungeons & Dragons in elementary school, and this was the beginning of a lifelong interest in games of all sorts. In 2002, he quit his job to become a full-time freelance writer. Much to his surprise, in 2003 his world Eberron was selected as the finalist in the Wizards of the Coast fantasy setting search. He is the author of the Dreaming Dark Trilogy.


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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    Fun Read, more intrigue than battles.

    If you aren't familiar with Eberron this book is still pretty good. One of Baker's strengths, that he created the world itself, is at times also a weakness. The details and names are abundent with very little explanation. If you know and love Eberron this book has a lot going for it in paticular a pretty interesting protagonist. If you aren't too familiar aI'd only give this book a 3.

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  • Posted August 23, 2009

    Excellent Book!

    The Queen of Stone
    Thorn of Breland

    The medusa on the cover made me pick it up, but the writing sucked me in. The first three chapters are extremely well-done, and kept me guessing for quite some time. If you love strong female characters, this is a book for you.

    The main character is a super spy named Nyrielle Tam. Code name: Thorn. Picture OO7, except she's a female half-elf who uses magic. Instead of all the technical gadgets that James Bond has, Thorn has magical items to help her on her secret impossible mission. The coolest item that she does have is her dagger, Steel. He's intelligent, meaning that he can speak to her telepathically, but only when she touches him. Steel and Thorn have a very, well, thorny relationship. Steel knows a ton of things, can detect magical spells, and acts like a kind of radar and annoying mentor all at the same time. All Thorn has to do is pass him over any language and he can read it for her. What a weapon for a spy to have.

    Her mission involves . . . Forget it. The mission is classified.

    One of the big strengths of this novel is that Keith Baker created the world, which several other authors are now writing in. He knows the material and uses it to add just enough complexity to make it interesting. By the way, Eberron is the world that won the Wizards of the Coast Contest a few years ago. It is a fascinating place and I've enjoyed learning about it immensely.

    If you're interested in a new take on fantasy, check out Queen of Stone. The writing is very strong and don't forget to pay attention to the little hints along the way. They are a big payoff at the end, which I did not see coming.


    Paul Genesse
    Author of The Dragon Hunters
    Book Two of the Iron Dragon Series
    www.paulgenesse.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Great Eberron RPG fantasy novel

    I am a huge fan of Keith baker and his world, Eberron.
    This book brings that world to life brilliantly.
    The main character is interesting and the story, a bit of a mystery, is engaging. I would recommend this book to any RPG gamer.

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